Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.
Oftentimes people will associate moving into a Senior Living community as a loss of independence or way of life. However, this belief is inaccurate. Today we will explore some myths about Senior Living and the truth behind them.
- Myth 1: I will not be able to visit my Loved One(s).Truth: Residents in Independent Living are able to come and go as they please, and those in Assisted Living or Memory Care are now able to take visitors outdoors at visitation stations, designed for the safety of both parties in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Myth 2: Bingo is the only activity.Truth: Activities departments work diligently to create activities that will appeal to a wide range of residents. While COVID-19 has limited close-contact activities, our Activity Directors have come up with new ways to keep seniors active. For example, there are also art classes, happy hours, yoga, and exercise classes, just to name a few.
- Myth 3: Senior Living communities can be dark, dingy, and often do not smell good.Truth: Our community employs a Maintenance and Housekeeping department who work diligently to keep communities clean and in working order. Our staff desires for our residents to feel like they are at home, and a vital part of that is making sure everything is clean and working properly at all times.
- Myth 4: When it comes to food – there is no choice and it doesn’t taste good.Truth: Our community has restaurant-style dining. While there is a “special of the day” there is often a choice or an a la carte menu for residents to choose what they would like to eat.
These are just a handful of myths that we have busted, and as you can see Senior Living communities allow for our loved ones to get the care they need while still living a full and happy life!
If you or your loved one is looking for a community offering Assisted Living or Memory Care in Gulf Breeze, Florida, call us at (850) 934-4306 to get more details on how a senior living community like ours might just be a perfect fit.